[IPython-dev] [IPython-User] The site needs an update... Web team, anyone?

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 15:21:50 EDT 2012


How about this - why don't you develop notebook cloud separately from
ipython for now.  If in the future it looks like it would make sense
to bring in as an official ipython subproject, we can consider it.  I
think we needs to see where exactly it goes first.



On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 3:18 AM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Brian for taking the time to explain. I agree with what you're
> saying, pretty much entirely; I can see much more clearly now what
> kind of mess you're trying to avoid.
> Just for the record, I will *never* commercialise the NotebookCloud
> service, nor use of the AMI. These are free to all, in every sense of
> free. There's no issue there. However, I was considering was the
> creation of a library of notebooks, and would be looking to have these
> sponsored, so a fully commercial interest would essentially pay to
> have their logo at the top right of each notebook. These sponsored
> notebooks would be tied to nbcloud; they would always assume the user
> was on an nbcloud instance. I'd be using revenue from sponsorship to
> finance things like bounties for stuff I need help with on the web app
> and AMI side of things. It would all be one, single project, with
> sponsorship.
> This is all something I've strongly considered doing, so I would want
> to keep commercial options open for the project in general. Again, the
> nbcloud service is to remain free forever, I'm staunch on that, but
> the library of notebooks that build off of it would likely be
> commercialised. The closeness of the notebook library to the web
> service would make it tricky at my end to separate things completely,
> which would make it tricky for you guys to accommodate nbcloud as a
> part of IPython.
> If IPython want to adopt nbcloud completely, I'd be very happy to see
> that happen, on the terms you've set out above, but it would make *me*
> less able to commit to it.
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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